Friday, November 9, 2018

God’s mercy and love

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me. 
Psalms 40:11

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By day the Lord directs his love,
    at night his song is with me—
    a prayer to the God of my life. Psalms  42:8


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Rise up and help us;
    rescue us because of your unfailing love. Psalms  44:26

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Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions. Psalms  51:1

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But I am like an olive tree
    flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
    for ever and ever. Psalms  52:8

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Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.  Psalms  57:1

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Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you. Psalms  63:3

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Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
    in your great mercy turn to me. Psalms  69:16

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bible Verses on Blessing

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalms 1:1-2


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Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalms 5:12


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The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalms 29:11

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Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven,  whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one  whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. 
Psalms 32:1-2

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Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
    the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. Psalms 41:1

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May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him. Psalms 67:5-7

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Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. Psalms 84:5

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Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
    who find great delight in his commands. Psalms 112:1

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The Lord remembers us and will bless us:
    He will bless his people Israel,   he will bless the house of Aaron, he will bless those who fear the Lord—
    small and great alike. May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalms 115:12-15


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

God's greatness - bible study

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth. Psalms 33:6

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Your ways, God, are holy.  What god is as great as our God?
You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. Psalms 77:13-14

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The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth;
    you founded the world and all that is in it. Psalms 89:11

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He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. Psalms 147:4-5

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Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants  you have established a stronghold against your enemies,  to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands;  you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalms 8


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The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them. Psalms 11:4 

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For who is God besides the Lord?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
    and keeps my way secure.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights. Psalms 18:31-33

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

God’s Words of life on Anxiety


Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32



The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,  he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk  through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me  in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord  forever. Psalm 23


When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy. Psalms 94:19

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7


Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
    they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. Psalms 112:6-8


Anxiety weighs down the heart,
    but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. john 14:1

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:25-34

Yet the Lord says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 29:5-6




Monday, April 11, 2016

PREDICTIVE PROPHECY IN ISAIAH

PREDICTIVE PROPHECY IN ISAIAH


(Isa 41:21 NIV) ""Present your case," says the LORD. "Set forth your arguments," says Jacob's King."
(Isa 41:22 NIV) ""Bring in your idols to tell us what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come,"
(Isa 41:23 NIV) "tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. Do something, whether good or bad, so that we will be dismayed and filled with fear."
(Isa 41:24 NIV) "But you are less than nothing and your works are utterly worthless; he who chooses you is detestable."
(Isa 41:25 NIV) ""I have stirred up one from the north, and he comes-- one from the rising sun who calls on my name. He treads on rulers as if they were mortar, as if he were a potter treading the clay."
(Isa 41:26 NIV) "Who told of this from the beginning, so we could know, or beforehand, so we could say, 'He was right'? No one told of this, no one foretold it, no one heard any words from you."
(Isa 41:27 NIV) "I was the first to tell Zion, 'Look, here they are!' I gave to Jerusalem a messenger of good tidings."
(Isa 41:28 NIV) "I look but there is no one-- no one among them to give counsel, no one to give answer when I ask them."
(Isa 41:29 NIV) "See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion."
THe Lord challenges idols and their fllowers to set forth their case and bring thier proofs forward - let them decleare things to come beforehand(22) "That we may know that you are gods"(23). Thier inability to do so proves they are nothing. On the contrary, the Lord's before the event promise of a deliverer out of the north (Cyrus) is uniqve. Who else is able to match this prophecy and thereby validate his claims that men might say, "He is right"?(26) No one else has proclaimed this event, this herald of good tidings, beforehand. Proof that the Lord alone is God and all others a delusion.
(Isa 42:9 NIV) "See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."" At the conclusion of the first "Servant Song" with its manifold Promise - "Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
(Isa 44:7 NIV) "Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come-- yes, let him foretell what will come."
(Isa 44:8 NIV) "Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one."" There is no God besides the Lord - Let rival claimants proclaim what is to come! The Lord's record of announcing "from of old the things to come" is unmatched and Israel is a witness to it (cf. 43:10-12 on witness theme.)
(Isa 45:21 NIV) "Declare what is to be, present it-- let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me." Further polemic versus idolatry. "Present your case!" Who else declared long beforehand the things to come? None but the Lord. He alone is God; "there is none besides Me."
(Isa 44:24 NIV) ""This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,"
(Isa 44:25 NIV) "who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense,"
(Isa 44:26 NIV) "who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be inhabited,' of the towns of Judah, 'They shall be built,' and of their ruins, 'I will restore them,'"
(Isa 44:27 NIV) "who says to the watery deep, 'Be dry, and I will dry up your streams,'"
(Isa 44:28 NIV) "who says of Cyrus, 'He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem, "Let it be rebuilt," and of the temple, "Let its foundations be laid."'" God the Creator and Sovereign Lord of history frustrates omens, divination, and human wisdom, but confirms the word of His servant and performs the coumsel of His messengers; a) Return to Jerusalem - repopulated. b) Jerusalem and cities of Judah to be rebuilt. c) Temple to be rebuilt d) Cyrus the Lord's instrument to accomplish same.
(Isa 46:8 NIV) ""Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels."
(Isa 46:9 NIV) "Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me."
(Isa 46:10 NIV) "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please."
(Isa 46:11 NIV) "From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do."
Transgressing idolators are reminded of the Lord's declaration of the "former things of old" (v.9) and "the end from the beginning" "from ancient times things not yet done" (v.10) He will again accomplish His purposes through Cyrus (a "bird of prey from the east")
(Isa 48:3 NIV) "I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass."
(Isa 48:4 NIV) "For I knew how stubborn you were; the sinews of your neck were iron, your forehead was bronze."
(Isa 48:5 NIV) "Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, 'My idols did them; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.'"
"The former things I declared of old, they went forth from my mouth and I made them Know; then suddenly I did them and they came to pass." (v.3) "I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you...."(v.5) cf. vs. 6, 7, 14 where the Lord declares He will perform new things (declared beforehand) as further proof to Israel.
(Isa 34:16 NIV) "Look in the scroll of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together."
Minute detail of each kite having its mate in desolated Edom cited as certain. Every detail in picture of Lord's judgment on Edom to come to pass as wrihen in the Book of the Lord - "Seek and read.... Not one of these shall be missing." The mouth of the Lord has commanded it and His Spirit will gather them.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

MY FAVORITES

(1 Chr 16:34 NIV) "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
(Psa 6:4 NIV) "Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love."
(Psa 13:5 NIV) "But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation."
(Psa 23:6 NIV) "Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."
(Psa 33:18 NIV) "But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,"